LIVING IN RESIDENCE
APPLICATION / ACCEPTANCE PROCESS
You can apply for Residence by filling out the. Applications will be accepted at any time on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please note: Students applying to live in Residence for the first time are required to pay a deposit. Students returning to residence can carry their deposit over from a previous semester.
A deposit is required with all applications for Residence. Once you have moved into Residence, your deposit is used as a damage deposit for your room. It is returned to you less any charges owing after you moved out. You will be required to fill out a Room Inspection form upon arrival to the Residence. This form will be held on file for the duration of your stay with us; once you have moved out we will compare your room inspection form to the current state of your room. Payment for your security deposit can be made by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, certified cheque, or bank draft. Cash or interact can be made in person at the Residence.
Academic Year Acceptance
Winter & Summer Semester Acceptance
In the acceptance email you will receive instructions on how to complete the rest of your acceptance details online. The acceptance details will need to be completed online and asks you important information related to contact and health information, payment information, emergency contact information and personality profile questions which will help you to select a roommate. You will also be asked to review and accept the Student Residence Agreement which is a legal document that serves as the contract between you and the Residence. Please ensure that you read it carefully and keep a copy for your records.
If you do not wish to complete your acceptance online, paper copies of the acceptance forms can be requested from the Residence.
If you are unable to meet the payment options as outlined please contact one of the Residence Managers to set up a Payment Plan.
It is strongly recommended that these contacts are the parents or legal guardians of the resident. As the Primary or Secondary Contact you will serve as an emergency contact and you may also be contacted if any other significant concerns or problems arise with the resident. In the case where the Primary contact is unavailable, the Secondary contact will be contacted. Once the Residence is provided with this contact information, the Manager will notify the Primary and Secondary contacts, via the supplied e-mail, that they have been identified as Primary/Secondary Contacts for the Resident. This e-mail will outline the role and responsibility of the Primary/Secondary Contact and provide the Primary/Secondary Contacts with the opportunity to opt-out of this role.
You are required to complete your acceptance information by the following dates:
If you are not completing your acceptance information online the same deadlines are applicable.
Please provide your details on the Medical, Accessibility, and Special Consideration section when completing your acceptance information to provide us with more information about how we can support your success in Residence. Students requiring special accommodations on campus are encouraged to also contact the Disability Services office on campus.
If you are not completing your acceptance information online, please contact the Residence directly for the "Request for Special Consideration Form" to provide us with more information about how we can support your success in Residence.
MOVE-IN / MOVE-OUT
The official move-in date(s) for Residence are as follows.
**The Residence is closed over the Winter break. Students who need to stay in the Residence between December 15, 2018 and January 6, 2019 are required to submit an application and pay a $250.00 fee.
You may move-in early or move-out late however there are specific dates and fees that apply.
If you need to move-in earlier or move-out later than the above posted date(s), please contact the Residence directly
LIVING IN RESIDENCE
When you are accepted into Residence you must complete a "Profile Questions" section. Students are then given the opportunity to browse roommates online, send messages to potential roommates, and accept roommates. You may request to live with another student while in Residence, as long as you have both been accepted and you both request to live with each other. If a student does not want to select their own roommate, the Residence will select a roommate for you based on your answers to the "Profile Questions". Please note that there are no co-ed suites available.
If you are not completing your acceptance details online, the Residence will pair students together.
Winter or Summer Semesters
You will find out what room you are in when you move-in to the Residence. The quantity of applicants for Residence every year results in room assignments being adjusted right up to the day of move-in. As we cannot guarantee that any information given to you before move-in is going to change, we do not provide this information prior to move-in.
It is not mandatory to purchase a meal plan while living in Residence. Seneca College does offer meal plans through their food service provider Aramark. If you are interested in purchasing a meal plan please visit the Seneca College Meal Plan page.
Yes there is! The Residence offers bi-weekly light housekeeping services to our residents. This means that every two weeks a housekeeper will come to your suite and clean your bathroom and kitchen areas and mop the floors. Housekeeping staff are unable to touch your personal belongings and therefore to allow for a full cleaning to occur to these areas you must make sure your counters, table tops, floors and shower areas are clear of any items. Please be aware that our housekeeping staff will not enter your bedrooms and therefore the bedrooms are the student's responsibility to clean.
If something breaks in your suite, you can come down to the Residence front desk and fill out a maintenance requisition form. This form authorizes our maintenance staff to enter you room between the hours of 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM to repair the damages you have requested. This request may take a few days to get to so we ask you be patient. If it is an emergency we ask that you alert our staff to the situation immediately. Please note that any damage to the suite that has occurred at the fault of the resident will be billable.
The Residence front desk is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We are available for questions, comments and/or concerns at anytime you have some. Please stop down and get to know our Customer Service Representative during your first few weeks here at Residence.
The Residence does not offer any family or co-ed accommodations.
The Residence does not offer any on-site parking. Parking can be arranged through Seneca College Parking Services.
The Residence offers great security from the moment you pass through the controlled access main entrance, until you slide your electronic card into your suite door. Video cameras are located in all common areas, hallways and entrances. The front desk is also staffed 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
All cooking devices must have automatic shutoff, be approved by CSA, and must not have an open element (for example hot plates and indoor grills are not permitted). All appliances will be checked for approval by a Residence staff member.
Your Resident Advisor's (RA's) are always organizing events that are educational as well as events that are strictly for fun. These events allow you to meet people in your new community. Check out bulletin boards located on each floor throughout the building, attend floor meetings, and let your RA know what type of activities you would like to see in Residence.
If you are disturbed at anytime of the day or night, before contacting the front desk, please try to talk to the resident(s) who is/are causing the disturbance first. Get to know your neighbours and build a respectful community. If the disturbance continues notify the front desk and a manager or RA will help you reach an acceptable volume by speaking to the resident(s). At the same time, remember to be reasonable with the level of volume you produce as well.
TERMINATION & CANCELLATION
Please refer to the cancellation policy located here: Termination and Cancellation Policy.
Cancellations occur prior to move-in. If you wish to cancel your residence application or the Student Residence Agreement, you must cancel through My Housing Portal prior to move-in.
Withdrawals occur after move-in. If you wish to withdraw from residence, please contact the front desk for a Residence Withdrawal Form. You must return it to the front desk within 5 business days of the anticipated departure date.
Cancellations will not be accepted over the phone. Please note that the Residence operates independently from the Institution and if you cancel your application or enrolment at the Institution, you will also need to cancel your Residence application. Refunds will be issued by the Manager as detailed in section 8.06 of the Student Residence Agreement.
Please refer to the cancellation policy located here: Termination and Cancellation PolicyOTHER
We would be happy to have you visit the Residence during the summer months. Stay overnight and take advantage of the special rate of $59.95 per night (plus taxes, based on double occupancy) we are offering to all Residence applicants and their families.
Residents can apply at the front desk to stay during the Winter Break. You must submit your application prior to December 1, 2018 if you plan on staying for either part of or the entire break. There in an additional charge of $250.00 to stay over during this time.
The Residence is a "designated Residence" for property tax and rent purposes, meaning that Residence fees cannot be claimed on income tax returns. The only claim that is allowed is $25.00 for the year (with no receipt necessary), as directed by the Ontario government: 5006-TG, T1 General 2012 - ON-BEN Application for the 2017 Ontario Trillium Benefit and the Ontario Senior Homeowners' Property Tax Grant. For this reason, the Residence does not issue tax receipts for Residence fees.